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Mayan Armadillo Effigy Whistle - PF.0834
Origin: Guatemala
Circa: 600 AD to 900 AD
Dimensions: 3.125" (7.9cm) high
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Medium: Terracotta

Location: United States
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The artisans of ancient America had a great affinity for the natural world. Combining fanciful charm with a keen observation of nature, they captured the essence of the flora and fauna around them. Here, the armadillo indigenous to Central America is rendered with a few quick lines and an endearing attitude. When we blow softly upon his whistle, we share our delight with those who first held him centuries ago. - (PF.0834)


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